Co-curricular Events & Activities

2021-2022 Pre-Approved List

Co-Curricular Deadlines Fall 2022

Presidential Scholars: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (first no later than March 7, 2022, second no later than April 18, 2022

Honors Award Recipients: Within 2 weeks of event/activity; no later than April 18, 2022.

The following events are pre-approved. Check back for new events and updates frequently! For information on the co-curricular requirements for honors scholarship recipients, click here. Contact debra.henney@mesacc.edu with any questions.

Live Online Co-Curricular Activities By Date

            An "Untold Story" of Undeniable Truth

            • Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
            • Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
            • The event will be Live-streamed & Recorded
              Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/mtt-cayq-pnn
              Join by phone: (US) +1385-999-6381 (PIN: 634171754)
            • Lecture Series by Rod Golden & Dr. Anthony Griffith
            • Cultural Sciences Faculty Prof. Golden will interview Dr. Anthony Griffith, Reading Faculty, about his matriculation in this "thing" we call life. And, his philosophy on education.
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

            Asian Festival (Unveiling of Asian District signage at Sycamore/Main Stree Light Rail Station)

            • Saturday, February 5th, 2022
            • Time: 9:00pm-5:00pm
            • Where: Park-and-Ride Main St & Sycamore Mesa, AZ 85201
            • Free Event with over 12 Asian Food Vendors, 15 Asian Cultures Represented, 30+ Vendor Booths, and Cultural Performances
            • Visit AsianFestivalAZ.com for more information
            • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

            Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Information Session

            • Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

            • Speaker: Center for Community & Civic Engagement

            • Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!

            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

            Homelessness 101

            • Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
            • Speaker: Shawn Donnelly - Community Engagement Programs Manager
            • Join us to learn more about homelessness. We'll debunk common myths, hear from those experiencing homelessness, and learn more about what you can do to help in your community.
            • Shawn Donnelly has served since 2017 with St. Vincent de Paul, an international nonprofit, and currently is in the role as their Community Engagement Programs Manager. Half of SVdP’s mission is to serve those in need in the community and half of our mission is to give the community the opportunity to serve. SVdP strives to feed, clothe, house, and heal those in need and to do through harnessing the generosity and compassion of the community. Shawn works with individuals, corporate groups, universities, churches, and other nonprofits to help them find meaningful opportunities for engagement. Before her work at SVdP, Shawn spent 5 years managing many ministries and volunteers within a large church in Colorado. Whether it is at SVdP, at the church in CO, as a business consultant, or as a construction project manager, she has always been passionate about helping others move forward in their lives and connect to their larger purpose.
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Civic Engagement with Midwest Food Bank

              • Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Merilee Baptiste- Executive Director, Midwest Food Bank, NFP-Arizona Division
              • Overview of Midwest Food Bank (mission, values, programs), including the role of the volunteer and the impact on our community
              • Merilee Baptiste is the Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank – Arizona Division. While Midwest Food Bank was founded in 2003, the Arizona Division began in 2017. Her background consists of a 22-year career at Vanguard, a top investment company, holding multiple projects and leadership roles. Merilee had been volunteering at various non-profits and started volunteering at MFB Arizona a couple of years prior. She was thankful to find a place where she could volunteer with her children. These volunteer experiences got her thinking about maybe working for a non-profit someday.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Envision Your Future Today

              • Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Kimberly Miner- Chairman/CEO, Envision You Victory Over Violence Non – Profit Foundation
              • No matter where you are right now – whether it's lack of confidence, major life adversity, lack of worth, or self – esteem in thinking you are incapable. I’ve been there…… It’s allowing yourself to have faith and stepping forward into the unknown that’s where the opportunities are created.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              SEX TRAFFICKING: MODERN-DAY SLAVERY IN AMERICA

              • Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Honorable Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney
              • Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where criminals profit by controlling and forcing others – including minors - to perform sex acts for profit. Learn about this disturbing crime and the red flags associated with victims of sex trafficking. Sheila Polk, County Attorney for Yavapai County, received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Arizona State University and was honored as an Outstanding Alumni in 2019. After completing a clerkship at the Arizona Supreme Court, Ms. Polk worked in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for eleven years before moving to Prescott in 1994. There, she joined the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office where she specialized in the prosecution of felony crimes, including elder abuse, sexual offenses, and repeat felony offenders.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              How to Vote Informed for the 2022 Election Season

              • Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Avery Xola- Voter Education Specialist
              • Resources available to help voters vote informed and what’s on the ballot for the 2022 election season.
              • Avery D. Xola is the Voter Education Specialist for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Avery is responsible for educating the citizens of Arizona on the electoral process. Additionally, Avery creates educational materials for the public and works in conjunction with the web content manager to ensure that correct information is promulgated. Avery graduated with a Political Science degree from Arizona State University in 2018 while interning at The Secretary of States’ Office under Secretary Michele Reagan. In 2021, Avery graduated with a master's degree in Public Administration from ASU. Avery has a background in campaign management, is a published writer, and is an Air Force Veteran.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Let’s Talk About Mental Illness

              • Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Kate Mohler- MCC English Faculty, Ability Maricopa Secretary, The District's advocacy group for employees with disabilities
              • It’s hard to talk openly about mental illness because of the stigma surrounding it. Candid conversations about what it’s like to have a mental disorder and how major symptoms present need to happen more often. Join us for this interactive and revealing discussion as we learn the definitions of terms and concepts that describe the experience of the mentally ill. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what mental illness looks like and will be better-equipped to participate in future conversations about neurodiversity.
              • Kate has been teaching English at Mesa Community College since 1995. She has served in several different capacities over the years, including Book Club coordinator and Sustainability Committee Chair. She currently serves as secretary for Ability Maricopa, the District’s advocacy group for employees with disabilities.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              City of Mesa’s Service Opportunities

              • Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Bethany Freeland, City Wide Volunteer Program Coordinator
              • Discuss the structure of volunteer management in the City and the different ways we engage volunteers (episodic and long-term)
              1. Talk about long-term volunteer opportunities with various departments and programs (including internships)
              2. Discuss volunteer engagement through episodic means (events)
              3. Discuss community revitalization and opportunities to volunteer through various Community Services programs, while highlighting the importance of community revitalization through volunteerismGive examples of the types of projects that fall under this category
              4. Discuss how to coordinate your own volunteer project by using City resources that are available to assist with those (Use of the Tool Lending program and mini-grants)
              5. Explain how to register as an individual volunteer or as a volunteer group and the benefits of registration
              6. Q&A
              • Bethany Freeland has been with the City of Mesa for over six years serving in various roles within the Community Engagement unit of the Community Services Department. She has extensive experience with program development and event management centered around community-based programming, diversity initiatives, and volunteer programs.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Environmental Sustainability Projects at MCC

              • Wednesday, April 6 , 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Danielle Carlock, Information Studies Facility & Librarian
              • The Maricopa Native Seed Library provides free, native seed to the community, as well as education and information to make it easy to incorporate these plants into your yards, patios and balconies. Anyone can include some native plants into their residences, whether you have a lot of space or a small apartment.
              • Danielle Carlock has been gardening in the desert for about ten years and has a native garden in Scottsdale with over 150 species. She founded the Maricopa Seed Library in August 2020 as a way to distribute free seed to the community and promote the use of native plants in the landscape with a special emphasis on supporting pollinators. She is now launching a pollinator habitat certification program for Maricopa County. Danielle has taught biology at the high school and college level and is currently a library faculty member at South Mountain Community College.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Moderator Training

              • Friday, April 8, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (2 hours)
              • Speaker: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo- Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
              • This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee or community – join us for this unique, interactive training
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              2022: What You Need to Know

              • Wednesday, April 13 , 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Melissa Davis, Constituent Relations Coordinator
              • Melissa Davis, Constituent Relations Coordinator for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office will be discussing important information about the August Primary and the November 2 General Election to ensure all students can “Be Ballot Ready.” Melissa will go over the basics of voting, both by mail and in person, and how your vote is tabulated by the Maricopa County Elections Department. She will also discuss resources available for voters and information about all elections in 2022. Melissa Davis is the Constituent Relations Coordinator for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and has been her position for about 2 years. She works with constituents and organizations with voter registration and election questions.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Harnessing the Power of Urban Trees

              • Wednesday, April 20 , 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Sean Whitcomb, MCC Faculty, Life Science
              • Urban trees in parks, in neighborhoods, and along city streets provide a number of benefits to the environment and the community. They provide shade, increase property values, help fight climate change, and so much more. In this presentation, you will learn about efforts to enhance urban tree cover at the global level, the local level, and right here on the MCC campus. You'll also learn about exciting tree research being conducted by MCC students. And you'll find out how you can become an urban tree ambassador in your own neighborhood and at MCC!
              • Sean Whitcomb teaches Environmental Biology at Mesa Community College and is the co-director of the MCC Arboretum. He earned a Master's Degree in Plant Biology from ASU, with a focus on urban ecology. He is passionate about sustainability and believes everyone can take simple steps to help the planet.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Sustainability 101 with Greenlight Solutions

              • Wednesday, April 27 , 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Speaker: Ashley Weisman, Executive Director, GreenLight Solutions Foundation
              • Want to become more educated about sustainability and how it applies to your career? Join GreenLight Solutions to learn about the challenges and opportunities of sustainability. We will define sustainability concepts, discuss its strategic business benefits, and identify some global sustainability challenges, focusing on applicable, local solutions. You will learn how the sustainability perspective can support your professional development and make you better at your job - no matter your sector or job function.
              • At ASU University Sustainability Practices, Ashley served as the Sustainability Certification Program Coordinator where she facilitated sustainability trainings for 300+ staff and led the development of the program. The program was awarded the ASU Outstanding Educational Program award. Ashley earned her Master of Sustainability Solutions degree at Arizona State University. Her graduate thesis focused on green business certifications as she led a local business from Bronze to Platinum certification in three months, interviewed 16 national certification practitioners, and published a guidebook for certification practitioners.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Co-Curricular Activities by Category (On your own time)

              CULTURAL/ARTS (Attend entire performance or visit museum for at least 1 hour)

              ONLINE MUSEUMS

              Choose an online art museum or gallery and tour their online exhibits

              ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY

              ATC's 2021-2022 Season.

              HEARD MUSEUM (Visit Website for COVID-19 Updates/Restrictions)

              Students (with ID): $9.00

              ARIZONA OPERA

              2021-2022 Season begins in October.

              During normal seasons, Rush Tickets are available at the box office, 2 hours before showtime. If seats are available, two tickets for $20.

              "On Demand"- Watch past performances on demand.

              MESA ARTS CENTER

              Professional performances at the Mesa Arts Center. See website for events and admission.

              TEMPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

              Professional performances at the Tempe Center for the Arts. See website for events and admission.

              Virtual events are available.

              MESA GRANDE CULTURAL PARK/ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

              Adults: $5.00

              BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM STATE PARK

              Adult (13+): $12.50

              DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS

              Free Admission: Second Tuesday 8AM-8PM
              General Admission $14.95 - 29.95

              MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM

              General Admission: $20.00

              MCC THEATER Performances at MCC

              Free tickets are available for honors students based on availability. Watch announcements for sign-up information.

              i.d.e.a. MUSEUM

              Admission: $9.00

              Free Sundays: Quarterly.

              MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM

              Free Admission.

              BALLET ARIZONA

              Rush Tickets - Available at the box office one hour before show time, if seats available: $15, flat rate.

              Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for %15 off with your MCCD Student ID.

              Chandler Museum

              Free Admission. Online Exhibits are available.

              PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

              Every Wednesday| 3 – 7 pm: Free
              Other Days and Times (with Student ID): $16.00

              PHOENIX SYMPHONY

              Free tickets are available for honors students based on availability. Watch for announcements about sign-ups.
              $12 off tickets for full-time college students.

              Rush tickets are available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats are available, $12 with student ID.

              College Club: sign up at the box office at the venue for $30.00 with your student ID and get one ticket per weekend for the classical concerts for the whole season. (This is a smokin’ deal!)

              PHOENIX THEATER

              Rush tickets are available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats are available, $15 with student ID.

              PUEBLO GRANDE MUSEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

              Adults (18-54): $6.00

              ASU GAMMAGE

              Professional theatre performances at Gammage. See the website for performances and dates.

              SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (SMOCA)

              Admission: $7 for Students, FREE on Thursdays

              SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST

              Admission for 1 show: $22
              Youth Symphony: Free

              TEMPE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

              Free

              WONDERSPACES ARIZONA

              Student Ticket: $20

              Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition

              Ticket prices vary

              CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

              STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

              Join a club on campus! Active membership and participation must be verified by the club sponsor and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

              STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

              Student life hosts events, activities, lectures, and field trips for the student body. We will post those events that count as co-curriculars in the pre-approved list on this page. Let us know if you think we've missed something.

              Center for Community and Civic Engagement

              Get involved and join a Project Team.

              Civic Action Council: Monday's 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm https://tinyurl.com/CivicActionMCCVotes2021-22

              Community Service Council: Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm https://tinyurl.com/CampusEngagement2021-22

              MCC ATHLETICS

              Participate on an MCC sports team during a semester. This can be used only once as a co-curricular activity. Active team participation must be verified by your coach and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

              MCC SPORTING EVENT

              Come out and support an MCC athletic team at one of their games/matches/meets/events. Attending a sporting event can count only once as a co-curricular and your reflection must apply something you've learned in your coursework at MCC.

              VOLUNTEERING (Minimum of 4 hours. Activities can be combined to total 4 hours.)

              Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

              The MCC Center for Community and Civic Engagement has several virtual service opportunities available through community partners such as A New Leaf, Adams Elementary, Don't Leave Me.org, GreenLight Solutions Foundation, Resurrection Street Ministry/ Faith In Motion, Special Olympics Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul.

              MCC SERVES - find a volunteer opportunity with a MCCCD Approved Community Partner

              To use volunteering as a co-curricular, it must be with an MCCD approved community partner. The opportunities posted on MCC Serves page are all with approved community partners.

              VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way

              Volunteer opportunities: Tax Preparer (training provided), Interpreter (be fluent in Spanish and English or American Sign Language and English), Site Greeter.

              Receive training to become an IRS-qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low-income families with their tax preparation.

              Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. Volunteers are requested to volunteer at least 25 hours during the tax season (3 hr/week).

              Learn more and sign-up: http://www.mesaunitedway.org/become-vita-volunteer/

              ACADEMIC LECTURE

              MCCCD HONORS FORUM LECTURE SERIES

              2021-2022 Events TBD

              PSYCHOLOGY EVENING LECTURE SERIES

              Stream a past MCC Psychology Evening Lecture.

              These lectures were hosted by Psi Beta, MCC's honors psychology society. They feature prominent speakers on a variety of topics. Recordings of past live lectures are archived on the Psi Beta website.

              TED TALKS

              Watch a minimum of 4 Ted Talks (totaling at least 60 minutes).

              Or listen to an episode of the Ted Radio Hour podcast. (Each episode explores a big idea through a series of Ted Talks)

              Provide the links to the talks or podcast episode information in your Co-curricular submission.

              FRONTLINE IN-DEPTH DOCUMENTARY

              Watch a Frontline In-Depth Documentary on a current issue.

              RACE, ARTS & DEMOCRACY LECTURE, ASU

              These lectures are live, throughout the year. See ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy website for dates and topics.

              Must RSVP, space is limited

              ASU's SCHOOL OF EARTH AND SPACE EXPLORATION (SESE) Colloquium Series

              Weekly public talks. Wednesdays at 3:30 pm.

              Past lectures are available for streaming on your own time.

              SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST

              See website for 2021-2022 events and admission information.

              Past Co-Curricular Activities

                  The Life and Times of African Americans

                  • Tuesday, January 26 at 9 am
                    Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints1
                    No Password Needed

                    Thursday, February 4 at 1:30 pm
                    Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints2
                    Meeting password: Flashpoint

                  • Speaker: Professor Rod Golden
                  • MCC Sociology Professor Rod Golden will be leading a virtual presentation and discussion on The Life and Times of African Americans, which will include "African American Contributions Amongst Civil Rights Flashpoints: A Story of Purpose and Progress." The presentation will focus on the Civil Rights Movement and the contributions by African Americans to science, medicine, and public health. Please see flyer attached for more information.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                  Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Celebration

                  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12 - 1 PM.
                  • Meeting Link
                  • Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact, and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Volunteer Fest & Civic Engagement

                  • February 3 & 4, 2021 at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm or 4:30 pm
                  • Feb. 3 WebEx Link
                  • Feb. 4 WebEx Link
                  • Come discover where you can volunteer or find a service-learning placement. Agency representatives are eager to meet you and share the opportunities they have available. Also, we will have information on how you can register to vote. Learn more.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                  Footlight Forum - Theater & Film Arts Discussion

                  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, 4 - 5 pm
                  • Register here for WebEx information.
                  • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents a monthly discussion on equity, inclusion, access, representation, and justice and applying it through the lens of theatre.
                  • Guest Speaker, Walter Belcher, is originally from Cleveland Ohio, by way of Arizona. He is a proud UWP alumnus of Cast C 89-90. Walter joined AmeriCorps, becoming a VISTA volunteer and working to improve the quality of life for impoverished families throughout Arizona. As a professional vocalist and advocate for youth, Walter values combining the arts with service learning and the cross-cultural components that create this unique experience known as camp up with people.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Civic Action Hour: Human Trafficking Awareness

                  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                  • WebEx Meeting Link
                  • Speaker: Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney and serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and chairs the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
                  • Sheila Polk is in her 21st year serving as the Yavapai County Attorney. She is an Arizona native with a law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law. She began her legal career in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and is now in her 38th year working as an Arizona prosecutor. In addition to overseeing the work of the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Polk serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and chairs the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. She is the founding member of MATFORCE, her county’s substance abuse task force. In January of 2020, she was appointed by Governor Ducey to chair the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership. County Attorney Polk was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Arizona Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona Rural Health Association.
                  • Forget everything you think you know about sex trafficking. If you believe it only occurs in big cities, other countries, not in your community, or doesn’t happen to your children, you are wrong. According to the U.S. State Department, Arizona is a main destination and transit point for labor and sex trafficking. One in three homeless young adults in Arizona have experienced sex trafficking. In this program, you will learn what sex trafficking is, the myths and the facts, how to recognize signs of sex trafficking, and how to help a victim.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  The Langston Hughes Project

                  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 5:30 pm
                  • Register at this Link (recording available if you cannot make the live event)
                  • Speaker: Renown music Professor and creator of the Langston Hughes Project, creator, Dr. Ron McCurdy, will share the vision of the Langston Hughes Project and be available for a Q&A period after the event
                  • A multimedia virtual presentation of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic Jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” The suite was Hughes’ homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.
                  • Learn more about Black History 2021 - Year of Recognition
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                  Civic Action Hour: AZ Town Hall Creating Vibrant Communities

                  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                  • WebEx Meeting Link
                  • Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille, Faculty – Political Science, Social Science
                  • Every facet of what enables people and communities to be healthy, resilient, productive, and happy is on the table. Specifically, the 2020 Arizona Town Hall is concentrating on how sectors can collaborate for a much greater combined positive effect.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Thunderbird Dialogues - Dating During the 2020s

                  • Wednesday, February 24, 12pm
                  • Meeting LInk: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
                  • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                  Black History Year Event - Community Resilience: Queer. Black. Trans.

                  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6pm
                  • Meeting Link
                  • Join this virtual conversation with Monica Jones. She will facilitate deep discussion with 4 other Black LGBTQA+ members on issues within her community, share stories and find a sense of community with these four individuals. We invite you to celebrate the intersections of blackness, queerness & trans* identities during black history month. We weclome you to come and listen to Monica and the guest panelist sharing their intersectional experience.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                  Civic Action Hour: Building Community Leaders Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

                  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                  • WebEx Meeting Link
                  • Speaker: Nicole Collins, Faculty - Counselor. Nicole Collins is a Residential Counseling Faculty member at Mesa Community College, holding her counseling certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors. Some of her areas of membership include being the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, Phi Theta Kappa Mentor, Shared Governance Coordinating Board, Community Engagement Advisory Board, Red Mountain Visioning Team, Faculty Senator, and MCC's College Leadership Team. She was also featured in a CNBC segment on the self-driving technology used for Google's Waymo vehicles. Her mantra is to “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Thunderbird Dialogues

                  • Wednesday, February 24 at 12 pm, Wednesday, March 24 at 12 pm, Wednesday, April 21 at 12 pm (See Flyer for more information)
                  • Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
                  • Organizer: Professor Harasha's Gender and Society Class
                  • Build cross-cultural relationships through meaningful dialogue
                  • Engage in active listening, empathy, and perspective-taking
                  • Build a skill set to understand cultural differences and similarities
                  • Recognize ways in which others’ cultural and social identities differ from their own and how they see and experience the world differently.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Black History Year Event: Where do we go from here, Chaos? or Community?

                  • Wednesday, February 25, 2021, @ 10 am.
                  • Meeting Link
                  • A year following the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Rev Dr. Martin Luther King posed the question "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?" Today, we find ourselves in a similar moment as a country in the midst of our current social and political climate. Join Richard Crews, as he leads us in an interactive discussion paralleling our past to our present, and ultimately challenging those in attendance to answer the question, Where Do We Go From Here? Will We Choose Chaos, or Community?
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                  Maricopa One-Day Virtual Leadership Retreat

                  • Friday, February 26, 2021, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
                  • Register and learn more here.
                  • The focus of this retreat will be on YOU and your wellbeing. Self-care is so important always, but especially during challenging times such as these. We'll have sessions in resilience, mindfulness, cultural awareness, and even a virtual yoga class! The full schedule will be released soon, but please consider signing up today! This is free and open to any students who attend the Maricopa Community Colleges.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Student Success “Live Online” Workshops (Multiple Dates Below)

                  • 2/9, 2/10, 2/16, 2/17, 2/23, 2/24, 3/2, 3/3 (See Flyer for dates, times, and descriptions of each event)
                  • WebEx Meeting Link
                  • Organizer: Foundations for Student Success
                  • Test Taking Strategies: Learn effective techniques to do your best on the test.
                  • Motivate & Engage: Keys to stay focused and proactive with online learning.
                  • Managing Stress & Anxiety: Feeling the crunch? Recognize the cues and develop coping skills that work.
                  • Flip Your Math Mindset: Explore techniques to reduce anxiety and optimize performance.
                  • Surviving College: How to stay resilient and understand your needs
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Civic Action Hour: Learn How to Manage Conflict through Interest-Based Negotiations (IBN)

                  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                  • WebEx Meeting Link
                  • Speakers: Tamra Facciola, Senior Mediator, Center for Mediation. Judy Gragg, Program Analyst Senior, Center for Mediation
                  • Interest-based negotiation is a problem-solving approach to conflict that focuses on needs, desires, concerns and fears rather than positions. A position is what we want (or think we want). An interest is the why beneath the position.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  Financial Wellness Workshop - Building the Foundation

                  • Friday, March 5, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                  • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                  • Learn about money concepts and budgeting for today, tomorrow and the long term.
                  • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                  • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                  ZarcMasks Workshop

                  ASMCC Women Empowerment Event

                  • Monday, March 8th, 2021, 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (MST)
                  • Zoom Link- Meeting ID: 970 3412 6788- Passcode: Women
                  • ASMCC student government is kicking off Women's History Month with a Women's Empowerment Panel event featuring a distinguished list of leaders from our college and the community.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                  Civic Action Hour: Catch the Energy. Release the Potential. Come and Learn About the FISH Philosophy

                  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                  • WebEx Meeting Link
                  • Speaker: Dee Dee Tapson, Training & Development Consultant for MCCCD in the Center for Employee & Organizational Development
                  • The Fish! Philosophy is modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle Washington. It is a business technique that is focused on what you can do to improve customer service while making your workplace fun and creating happy individuals in the workplace. John Christensen created this philosophy in 1998 to improve organizational culture. The core philosophy includes: "choose your attitude", "play", "make their day" and the "be there". Join us to see if you get any ideas on what you can do to get more engaged in your day-to-day work.
                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Women's History Month Presentation

                    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:00 pm
                    • Meeting Link
                    • Student Ambassadors from MCC have worked together to create a presentation of important and powerful women throughout history. Join this student-led presentation highlighting many of the courageous women who have made a profound impact on history, society, and culture.
                    • Academic Involvement

                    The Moral and Demographic Imperative of Ethnic Studies

                    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM
                    • Link to Presentation and The Moral and Demographic Imperative of Ethnic Studies Flyer
                    • With the rapidly changing demographics in Arizona’s educational system, how are our institutions preparing for this cultural shift? According to the Morrison Institute, Arizona’s Latino achievement gap poses a significant economic risk if the educational outcome of Latinos remains unchanged. Dr. Sean Arce will lead a presentation and discussion around the urgent need to address this shift through implementation of ethnic studies curriculum and programs in higher education.
                    • We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Alfred Chavez at alfred.chavez@mesacc.edu.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    MCC Computer Club Presents Data, Data, Data, SQL, AWS, JSON

                    • Thursday, March 11th, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
                    • Meeting Link
                    • Computer Science Club is inviting a guest speaker, Mr. Noel Tiglao. He works as a Database developer at Isagenix. See attached Flyer.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Financial Wellness Workshop - Creating and Managing Wealth

                    • Friday, March 19, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                    • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                    • Learn about saving and investing in workplace programs like 401ks and HSAs as well as outside of the workplace.
                    • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Black History Year Speaker Series - Cloves Campbell, Jr.

                    • Tuesday, March 23, 12:00 pm
                    • Meeting Link - Passcode: Y4BAT9
                    • Cloves Campbell, Jr. has spent his entire career with the Arizona Informant Newspaper, a family owned and operated publication in its 48th year of publishing. As its publisher, the newspaper provides an important voice for the Arizona African American community. Mr. Campbell is active in many civic and business organizations. Currently, he is the executive director for Arizona Commission of African American Affairs. Click here to read Mr. Campbell's bio.
                    • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Thunderbird Dialogues - Objectification of Women in Media

                    • Wednesday, March 24, 12 pm
                    • Meeting LInk: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
                    • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                    Not a Victim: Survivor and Thriver "A Survivor of Many Things"

                    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
                    • Meeting Link
                    • Speakers: A presentation/interview featuring Prof. Golden and Ms. Bobbi Sudberry Co-Founder of Kaity's Way
                    • This will be an interactive and engaging discussion on Not a Victim: Survivor and Thriver "A Survivor of Many Things"
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Black History Year Speaker Series - Alicia Scott

                    • Thursday, March 25, 1:30 pm
                    • Meeting Link - Passcode: mN7vy9
                    • Alicia Scott is the Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent at ON Semiconductor. During this event, Ms. Scott will be discussing STEAM field jobs and being a woman of color in her field. In her role as an engineer, she is striving to change the oppressive language in the Engineering world. Stay tuned for more information. Click here to read Ms. Scott's bio.
                    • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Civic Action Hour: ​​​​​Quality Education

                    • Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                    • WebEx Meeting Link
                    • Speaker, Kathy Hoffman, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2018, and assumed office in January 2019. Superintendent Hoffman has spent her entire career working in public education, first as a preschool teacher and then as a speech-language pathologist. She began her career in the Vail School District in Southern Arizona before joining the Peoria School District. Her experience as both an educator and advocate for students with disabilities informs her vision for public education. Throughout her career, she has fought tirelessly for equal access to high-quality public education regardless of a student’s race, gender, or zip code. As State Superintendent, she is focused on growing Arizona's educator workforce through targeted recruitment and retention efforts, increasing funding and access to critical social emotional learning resources, expanding digital connectivity for urban and rural school communities alike, supporting and celebrating Arizona's many multilingual learners, and elevating the voices of our state's phenomenal educators.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Black History Year Speaker Series - Jimmy Scott

                    • Wednesday, March 31, 1:30 pm
                    • Meeting Link - Passcode: p9x3Em
                    • Jimmy Scott is an alumni of Mesa Community College and owns and operates a business called Native Diagnostic Imaging. Mr. Scott will speak to the Entrepreneur Club about his business journey and experiences being a black business owner. All are welcome to attend! Click here to read Mr. Scott's bio.
                    • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Free Virtual Showings of Calculus: The Musical! and Curie Me Away!

                    • Wednesday, March 31, 12 p.m. link and 6 p.m. link (click the link to register for one of the two showings for Curie Me Away)
                    • Thursday, April 1, 12 p.m. link and 6 p.m link (click the link to register for one of the two showings for Calculus: The Musical)
                    • This event is open to local college and high school students, faculty and staff, and our community, so feel free to invite colleagues, family, friends, and neighbors to join us! Please share information with your students and encourage them to attend. A flyer with information is attached.
                    • Reserve your tickets today! Ticket registration provides an access link to view the show. More information about the shows can be found at https://www.phoenixcollege.edu/steam.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                    Financial Wellness Workshop - Establishing your Retirement Income Stream

                    • Friday, April 2, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                    • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                    • Think about today and where we want to go when you eventually retire, even if it's 40 years away. This session covers the importance of estate planning for all ages.
                    • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Spring Cultural Festival

                    • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 11 am -1 pm MST
                    • WebEx Meeting LinkPassword: Cultural
                    • This program will include contemporary and traditional musical and dance performances from Arizona, the Far East, Latin America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia. Enjoy short video tours of select destinations abroad featuring taped greetings from current and former students from ten regions of the world! In celebration of our diverse universe, we will also feature a segment with 20 staff/student models donning traditional wear from around the world.

                    • Please see Flyer for more information.

                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                    Civic Action Hour: Hunger Awareness in Mesa

                    • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                    • WebEx Meeting Link
                    • Speaker: Twanna Anderson, Program Service Manager, United Food Bank. Twanna Anderson is the Program Services Manager with United Food Bank, one of Arizona’s three regional food banks. Twanna manages all of the child nutrition, family, and senior programs working with after-school programs, elementary schools, high schools, community service organizations, and senior centers within United Food Bank's nearly 19,000 square mile service territory. Being in service to her community is a source of pride for Twanna, but she also aspires to make a deeper change in the lives of those who strive to do better for themselves and their families. Twanna contributes to many initiatives outside of United Food Bank with this goal in mind, advocating for children, the homeless, Native populations, and local farmers to name a few. One other little thing you should also know is that Twanna has helped to produce actual movies in Florida and served the City of Minneapolis as a firefighter. Those are past endeavors for her but were significant contributors in her capacity to produce results and serve without hesitancy.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Pollinator Gardening in the Low Desert of Central Arizona

                    • Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/EnvironmentalEngagementSpr2021
                    • Danielle Carlock of the Maricopa Native Seed Library will present an overview of creating and maintaining pollinator gardens in the low desert of central Arizona. The presentation will include a discussion of native plants and introduce attendees to the Maricopa Native Seed Library and its offerings. Event Flyer.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    The Art of Healing Part II

                    • April 10 or 11, 2021 @ 11 am, 2 pm or 5 pm
                    • Learn more, get tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zso
                    • Enjoy the outdoors and get your steps in by attending the Spring performance of the Art of Healing Part II! This site-specific dance event will present eight original choreographic works set throughout the Southern and Dobson Campus of Mesa Community College. Site-specific dance celebrates the space that dancers move in. The trees and grass heal us as we dance. The buildings and the ground celebrate knowledge and community. Dancing and moving rhythmically with other people creates a powerful sense of connection not only for those performing but for those witnessing the act of performance. Patrons, dancers, and staff will be required to wear masks, and other measures will be in place to maximize safety.
                    • Limited to 20 patrons per performance.Patrons, please park in Lot V near the Rose Garden to attend the performance
                    • Ticket Price Information: $12 - General Public, $10 for Students, Seniors, Staff/Faculty and Veterans
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                    Genocide Awareness Week

                    • April 12-15, 2021. 14 Sessions to choose from. Times vary.
                    • Learn more and register for presentations here: https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/genocide-awareness-week-2021
                    • Genocide Awareness Week is hosted by Scottsdale Community College and sponsored in part by local and national organizations. This event is free and open to the public. All presentations will be held virtually in WebEx.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Cultural Science Department Virtual Conference: Historical Presence of Marginalized Populations in Arizona

                    The Art of Expression and Mental Well Being

                    • April 14, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

                    • Click here for the link
                    • Please join us for The Art of Expression and Mental Well Being, featuring Dr. Beverly and Professor Johnston. We will be discussing how to strengthen your inner creativity and means of expression in order to take care of yourself emotionally, mentally and physically
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Civic Action Hour: Becoming a Servant-Leader

                    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                    • WebEx Meeting Link
                    • Speaker: Dawn Rhodes, Service-Learning, Program Coordinator, Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                    • Guests: Hilary Allen, Program Manager, Up to Us Programs, Net Impact. Megan Gately, Assoc. Director of Education - School Programs, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
                    • Do you want to learn more about how serving others can develop you as a more effective leader? Join us for a Leadership Development workshop on becoming a Servant-Leader. We want YOU to find a passion for service and create a leadership endeavor to make a difference in the world. Event Flyer.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Screening of Flight of the Butterflies

                    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm
                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/MCCButterflyMovie
                    • Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                    • Produced in 2012, Flight of the Butterflies is a Canadian documentary film that takes factual information about the monarch butterfly and re-enacts it in order to answer questions about the insect, including, where it overwinters, and how many generations it takes for the butterfly to reach its destination. The film documents nearly 40 years of scientific investigation of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) as it follows one of the longest known insect migrations in the world as the monarchs fly from Central Mexico to the United States and Canada—a journey of 2,500 miles or 4,000 km. The 45-minute film will be accompanied by an introduction regarding the current state of the monarch in the west and will conclude with student remarks regarding projects currently being conducted at MCC that support and promote a monarch population in central Arizona. Event Flyer.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Adverse Childhood Experiences and a Trauma-Informed Approach

                    • Thursday, April 15th, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
                    • Zoom Link - Webinar code: 984 6459 6571 Passcode: mcc
                    • The MCC Library is hosting a guest lecturer, Angie Geren APP, CHt, Project Director of AZ Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium. Angie is a Community Development Specialist and Polarity Therapist committed to changing the conversation surrounding substance use and mental health by empowering individuals and connecting communities to become recovery ready through a trauma informed lens. Join us for this lecture and Q&A as Angie discusses trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and having a trauma-informed approach. Event Flyer.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Financial Wellness Workshop - Making the Most of What You Have

                    • Friday, April 16, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                    • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                    • Review all employer benefits ... cheerleading their value and importance as part of a solid financial house.
                    • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

                    • 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 10:00 AM/ 2:00 PM/ 6:00 PM (See Resume and Cover Letter Flyer- Spring 2021)
                    • Google Meeting links can be found on the events calendar at www.mesacc.edu/career/events-calendar
                    • Organizer: Career Services
                    • Find out how to craft an effective resume to highlight your skills and get you the job.
                    • Get assistance in writing a quality cover letter.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Earth Day RM Campus Clean Up

                    • April 20, 9:00am - 11:00am, Red Mountain Campus
                    • Student Life and Leadership will be holding a Campus Clean Up event at Red Mountain on Tuesday, April 20 from 9-11 am in celebration of Earth Week.
                    • Please sign up to attend
                    • There will also be a few other activities happening during Earth Week (April 19-23), including a clean-up of our adopted Falcon Hill Park on 4/23. Take a look at the attached flyer for more details.
                    • A minimum 4 hours of volunteer time correspond to one co-curricular activity
                    • Co-curricular Type: Volunteer Activity

                    Thunderbird Wellness Fair

                    • April 21-22, Multiple workshops and presentations to choose from, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm each day.
                    • Register for sessions here: www.tinyurl.com/TBirdWellnessSp21
                    • The event will include presentations on various health topics, fitness activities including workouts led with Dr. Berquam and Associate Dean Kris Bliss, as well as information sessions on nursing and the Health Sciences Field of Interest. Students who attend will be eligible to receive prizes courtesy of Grand Canyon University.
                    • Event Flyer and Schedule
                    • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                    Thunderbird Dialogues - Gender Disparities in Healthcare

                    • Wednesday, April 21, 12pm
                    • Part of the Thunderbird Wellness Fair. Register here: www.tinyurl.com/TBirdWellnessSp21
                    • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                    Civic Action Hour: Environmental Sustainability Projects at MCC

                    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                    • WebEx Meeting Link
                    • Speakers: Danielle Carlock, Information Studies Facility & Librarian. Marie Brown, Faculty, Information Literacy, Library
                    • The Maricopa Native Seed Library provides free, native seed to the community, as well as education and information to make it easy to incorporate these plants into your yards, patios and balconies. Anyone can include some native plants into their residences, whether you have a lot of space or a small apartment.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Positive Indigenous Masculinity

                    • Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 - 3:00 pm or 3:30 - 5 pm. Online.
                    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/event/positive-indigenous-masculinity
                    • Native American MEN invites you to attend Positive Indigenous Masculinity, an exclusive, virtual 90-minute workshop. Join presenters Rowdy Duncan and Tyler Walls as they look at the scripts that have taught young males how to be a “real” man in America and then explore a return to Indigenous masculinity, focusing on inclusivity, validating, and loving.
                    • Hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges American Indian Outreach
                    • Free. Open to all students and the public.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                    In-Powered Workshop: Gift Discovery & Gift Purpose

                    • Wednesday, April 22, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
                    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
                    • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education, lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
                    • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs
                    • Free. Open to all students.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

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                    Virtual Interviewing Workshop

                    • 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 10:00 AM/ 2:00 PM/ 6:00 PM (See Interviewing Workshop Flyer- Spring 2021)
                    • Google Meet links can be found on the events calendar at www.mesacc.edu/career/events-calendar
                    • Organizer: Career Services
                    • Practice general interview questions and receive feedback. Craft your "elevator speech" for use at networking events.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Civic Action Hour: The Myth of Individualism - How Social Forces Shape Our Lives

                    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                    • WebEx Meeting Link
                    • Speaker: Paul Harasha, Faculty – Sociology, Cultural Science. Paul Harasha has been a professor of sociology at Mesa Community College since 2001. Paul’s academic areas of interest include cultural diversity, race relations, gender issues, religious pluralism, social implications of technology, and global citizenship. As a professor, Paul's main goal is to use a sociological perspective to develop and enhance his students’ critical thinking skills with regard to the society around them. Paul strives to guide his students in using their own talents to find their path to make a positive impact in their communities.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    In-Powered Workshop: Living Out Your Dreams

                    • Wednesday, April 29, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
                    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
                    • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
                    • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs
                    • Free. Open to all students.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    In-Powered Workshop: Your Top Priorities Now

                    • Wednesday, May 6, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
                    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
                    • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education, lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
                    • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs
                    • Free. Open to all students.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

                    • Friday, August 20, 2021, 7 - 10 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                    • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Frankenstein. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
                    • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                    Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Information Session

                    • Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                    • Speaker: Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                    • Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about MCC Service Scholarships and opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, 2020-21 Chapter of the Year Net Impact - MCC Engagement teams and all of our future projects and how you can get involved!
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    VolunteerFest & Civic Engagement

                    • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 & Thursday, September 9, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, 10:30 am to 11:30 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00pm & 4:30 pm to 5:30pm
                    • WebEx Link (See Below)
                    • Wednesday’s Link:tinyurl.com/VfestFall2021
                    • Thursday’s Link: tinyurl.com/VolFestFall2021
                    • Organizer: Dawn Rhodes
                    • Come discover where you can volunteer or find a service-learning placement. Agency representatives are eager to meet you and share the opportunities they have available. Also, we will have information on how you can register to vote.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    National Theatre Live: King Lear

                    • Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, 7 - 10 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                    • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of King Lear. Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear in cinemas.
                    • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                    Rising with Resilience: Lessons from 9/11

                    • Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10 – 11 AM
                    • Virtual Link: https://tinyurl.com/zecejr6e Password: Rising
                    • In-Person Streaming at the Red Mountain Campus in M200
                    • Speaker: Associate Vice President of Administrative Services Mary Driessen
                    • Mesa Community College’s new Associate Vice President of Administrative Services Mary Driessen, was working on the 16th floor of the south tower in the World Trade Center when terrorist hijackers attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.
                      She survived to share her experiences of that traumatic day as well as lessons learned on how to rise with resilience from tragedy. Please join us as we commemorate and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and celebrate the strength of the human spirit.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    The Oath

                    • Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                    • Speaker: Marcus North & Brock Booher- U.S Air Force Pilots transitioned to commercial airlines.
                    • We’ll explain the history of the Oath, how it has evolved over time, and the reasons why you should more deeply commit yourself to uphold our Republic. We don’t need to be united in all things, thinking people will always disagree; but it is imperative that we unite around the rule of law and our system of self-government, at the risk of our freedoms and prosperity.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Voter Education Workshop

                    • Monday, September 13, 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/CivicActionMCCVotes2021-22
                    • Speaker: Avery Xola - Voter Education Specialist - AZ Clean Elections
                    • Avery Xola is currently responsible for educating Arizona citizens on the electoral process and creating educational materials for the public.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

                        • Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 7 - 10 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                        • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Cyrano de Bergerac. James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, captured live in 2020 from the West End in London.
                        • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                        Musical: Next to Normal

                        • Sept. 22-25, 2021, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ
                        • Music Theatre Department Presents Next to Normal. A mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. The Musical addresses grief, depression, suicide, drug abuse, modern psychiatry, and the underbelly of suburban life. **Audience: May be inappropriate for 13 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
                        • Student Tickets $12. Tickets and more information.
                        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to honors students. Sign-up here.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          National Theatre Live: No Man's Land

                          • Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                          • Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
                          • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Be the Change

                          • Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                          • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                          • Speaker: Laura Short- Education Associate; Population Education
                          • Build on K-12 students' growing civic awareness with hands-on lessons that inspire them to collaborate, communicate and advocate around issues in their local communities and across the globe. Discover hands-on activities for the classroom and an activism toolkit for budding global change-makers.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Appreciating Neurodiversity

                            • Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                            • Speaker: Kate Mohler Faculty English & Jill Nico-Student Services Specialist Senior in Disability Resources & Services at Estrella Mountain Community College
                            • Conditions such as anxiety, depression, autism, and others have been increasing in our student population, and they also exist within our employee population. This one-hour presentation will provide a definition of neurodiversity and an understanding of how mental disabilities can present and play out in classrooms and other campus settings. Presenters will provide data and resources regarding what we can all do as members of our District community to be more inclusive: real-world scenarios and solutions will be covered along with a Q&A session. Attendees will learn how students and employees can seek accommodations for support. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact getengaged@mesacc.edu
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Future Educator Conference

                            • October 1, 2021, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm, Virtual Event
                            • See website for registration information and WebEx Link.
                            • The Future Educators Conference is a one-day event which brings together practicing teachers, administrators, and other school and state support personnel to provide education majors with current information about a variety of timely issues and subjects in the field of education.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Deputy Registrar Full Certification Class

                            • Wednesday, October 20 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (2 hours)
                            • Registration Link: Class Full
                            • Maricopa County Recorder's Office
                            • Includes a certification quiz and role-play of common voter registration scenarios. Also, volunteers who are certified can assist at official MCRO events, including naturalizations, projects within the office.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Deputy Registrar Full Certification Class

                            • Wednesday, November 17 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (2 hours)
                            • Registration Link: Class Full
                            • Maricopa County Recorder's Office
                            • Includes a certification quiz and role-play of common voter registration scenarios. Also, volunteers who are certified can assist at official MCRO events, including naturalizations, projects within the office.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Poetry Reading Night

                            • Tuesday, October 5 starting at 7:00 p.m
                            • This digital event can be accessed at Poetry Link or via phone at 1 901-602-4834, PIN: 917 012 691#.
                            • Any questions/concerns can be directed to Jeremy Broyles, jeremy.broyles@mesacc.edu.
                            • Speakers will include Alabama state poet laureate Ashley M. Jones and Guggenheim fellow Carmen Giménez Smith
                            • For more information, please see the Poetry Night Flyer
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Music Focus Group

                            • Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 10:30-12:00 pm
                            • Location: SC 29
                            • Details to Follow
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            State and Local Elections Matter

                            • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                            • Speaker: Avery Xola- Voter Education Specialist
                            • ­­­­­­­­A discussion on how voters can participate in state and local elections and why these elections are important. Avery is an Air Force Veteran and a former intern at the Secretary of States’ Office under Secretary Michele Reagan. He is currently responsible for educating Arizona citizens on the electoral process and creating educational materials for the public. Avery holds a Political Science degree from Arizona State University and is a certified election officer.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            OVERCOMING ADVERSITY TO FIND BELONGING & SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

                            • Tue, October 12, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM MST

                            • Click the Link to Register for the Free Event
                            • Speaker: Laura I. Rendón Ph.D. is a nationally recognized student advocate, scholar, and contemplative educator.
                            • This session will address the notion that despite life adversities students can be successful in college. Rendón will review the main challenges low-income and first-generation students face as they seek to find a sense of belonging and to succeed in college. Rendón will also discuss new demographic changes that are diversifying the student body, the importance of having a validating agent and important strengths students can use to succeed in college.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Hunger in Mesa

                            • Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                            • Speaker: Maya Galvan
                            • Hunger Program specialist Mesa United Food Bank
                            • This presentation will cover the basics of the food banking world while highlighting needs within the City of Mesa and United Food Bank’s efforts to combat hunger in Arizona. Maya is the newest member of the Agency and Programs team at United Food Bank. As the Hunger Programs Specialist, she facilitates all relationships between the Food Bank and its partner schools, colleges, and kids programs. Maya studied Nutrition Communication at Arizona State University and has done work in nutrition education with varying populations across the Valley since moving here in 2017. She’s very passionate about food and the different roles it plays in people’s lives.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Grenada Simulation

                            • Date: Friday, October 22. Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
                            • Host: Vicente Ortiz, Newman Civic Fellow, and Megan Gately, Associate Director of Education - School Programs with The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
                            • Purpose: The Grenada simulation allows students to face the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive Branch, military, and media. Students will have the opportunity to role play in a realistic, interactive environment. The historical scenario centers on the military action taken on the island of Grenada in October of 1983. Students become advisors to the President, top level military officials, members of the White House Press Corps, or even President Reagan! Along with a combination of pre-visit curriculum materials and post-visit activities, students will practice and improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills.
                            • Link: Registration Link: **Event link will be emailed to all those RSVP**
                            • Registration Deadline: October 15, 2021
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            MCC Theatre: Concord Floral

                            • Oct. 15th, 16th, and 21st - 23rd, 2021, at 2 PM or 7:30 PM, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ
                            • Mesa Community Theatre & Film Arts presents Concord Floral by Jordan Tannahill. Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighborhood kids; a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off an unstoppable chain of events, from shadows in parking lots to phone calls from the grave.
                            • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                            • A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to honors students. Watch Canvas Announcements for details.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                            Christella's Memoir: An Incredible Story of Domestic Violence, Healing, and Inspiration

                            • Wednesday, October 20th, 10:30 am, the presentation will be located in SC-25
                            • Come see a presentation on an incredible story of healing, hope, and inspiration. If you have experienced trauma, rape, or violence, please attend. The speaker will share with you how they overcame the odds and became a survivor and thriver. She will also tell you how you can become a survivor.
                            • Speaker: MCC Alumni Christella Rivera
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Red Mountain MCC Presents Painting Calaveras

                            • Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
                            • Location: Saguaro Mall (Red Mountain Campus)
                            • Artist Songku will be on campus to help guide you with your painitng
                            • Presented by Sigma Chi Eta and Student Life & Leadership Celebrating Latin American Heritage Month
                            • Paint Your Very Own Sugar Skull on Canvas (all supplies, drinks, and snacks will be provided)
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                              Taking Action to Fight the Climate Crisis

                              • Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                              • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                              • Speaker: Sean Whitcomb -Faculty, Life Science
                              • Extreme drought in Arizona, record high temperatures in the Northwest, massive wildfires around the world, millions displaced by natural disasters. The climate crisis is not a problem for future generations to solve. It is happening now. It is serious. And we all must act to fight it. In this session, you will learn the science behind climate change and how to take practical steps to help solve the crisis. You will also learn how to identify and counter misinformation meant to keep us from taking action. Sean Whitcomb teaches Environmental Biology at Mesa Community College. He earned a Master's Degree in Plant Biology from ASU, with a focus on urban ecology. He is passionate about sustainability and believes everyone can take simple steps to help the planet.
                              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                              Student Success Workshops

                              • 10/26 (please see flyer for times and topics)
                              • Topics include: Online Learning Success, Time Management, Scholarships, Managing Stress, and Anxiety, Reducing Math Anxiety, Mastering School/Life Balance, Building Relationships, and More
                              • Location: WebEx Link or Bldg 38-608
                              • For more information please contact Allison Sleigh: 480-461-7667 | allison.sleigh@mesacc.edu
                              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                              Understanding Racial Disparities

                              • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                              • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                              • Speaker: Paul Harasha- Faculty, Sociology
                              • Paul Harasha has been a professor of sociology at Mesa Community College since 2001. Paul’s academic areas of interest include cultural diversity, race relations, gender issues, religious pluralism, social implications of technology, and global citizenship. As a professor, Paul's main goal is to use a sociological perspective to develop and enhance his students’ critical thinking skills with regard to the society around them. Paul strives to guide his students in using their own talents to find their path to make a positive impact in their communities.
                              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                              Ms. Ieasa Wright's Testimony

                              • Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm
                              • Location: SC 16 or Join with Google Meet or Join by phone: (US) +1 650-457-1480 (PIN: 322381161)
                              • Iaesa Wright will be interviewed by Prof. Rod Golden (Cultural Science Faculty)
                                regarding her life of teaching in the Medical Field, her Pedagogy in the classroom,
                                her Life-Altering Decision, and being a "Dignified Woman" in the workplace.
                              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                              ​​​​​​Digital Reading Event

                              • Tuesday, November 2 starting at 7:00 p.m
                              • Meeting LinkPassword: JDdVzbbZ223
                              • The creative writing program and English department at Mesa Community College are proud to welcome writers Meagan Lucas and Melanie S. Hatter for a reading.
                              • Please join us for a celebration to the start of National Novel Writing Month with these two award-winning and talented authors. For more information about the event and authors, please see the attached Flyer.

                              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                Arizona Town Hall- Creating Vibrant Communities

                                • Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                • Link to Join ZoomMeeting ID: 819 1639 2291 Passcode: 211160
                                • Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille- Faculty, Political Science
                                • Guest Speakers:
                                • Leslie Dornfeld, Principal Owner, PLAN*et Communities
                                • Holly Figueroa, Tribal Liaison, Health Choice Arizona
                                • Jesus Rivera, Battalion Chief, Medical Services & Training, Surprise FireDepartment
                                • Joan Timeche, Executive Director, University of Arizona, Native NationsInstitute
                                • Adrienne Udarbe, Executive Director, Pinnacle Prevention
                                • Join us for a presentation and audience discussion on the topic of “Creating Vibrant Communities”
                                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                MCC Math Club - Listening to Math Through Music

                                • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                • WebEx Link Password (ALL CAPS): MCCMATHCLUB
                                • The MCC Math Club is proud to present Dr. Cris Moore, host of PBS' "Majesty of Music and Math" TV program. He will give a virtual presentation revealing the fascinating, beautiful interconnectivity between math and music accompanied by pop and jazz musical selections. Dr. Moore is a mathematician physicist and computer scientist at the Santa Fee Institute.
                                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                Professional Development Workshops

                                • Professional Development Workshop Flyer
                                • Meeting Links, Information and Topics can be found on the events calendar at www.mesacc.edu/career/events-calendar
                                • Organizer: Career Services
                                  • Interviewing I - Tips & Tricks (Thursdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/16, 11/30
                                  • Interviewing II - Practice Questions (Thursdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/18, 12/2
                                  • Resume Writing (Tuesdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/9
                                  • Cover Letter Writing (Thursdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/11
                                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                  Working Wednesdays

                                  • Working Wednesdays Flyer
                                  • Meeting Links, Information and Topics can be found on the events calendar at www.mesacc.edu/career/events-calendar
                                  • All working Wednesday presentations start at 2 PM IN-PERSON & VIRTUALLY each Wednesday, Sept. 1st- Dec.1st (Topic and Dates below)
                                  • Organizer: Career Services
                                    • Job Searching Skills: 11/17
                                    • Professional Networking: No more available dates
                                    • Workplace Etiquette/Professionalism: 12/1
                                    • Branding Yourself: 11/10
                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                        ​​​​​MCC Music Theatre: A Man of No Importance

                                        • Thursday, Nov. 4th, Friday, Nov. 5th, Saturday, Nov. 6th, Wednesday, Nov. 10th, Friday, Nov. 12th, and Saturday, Nov. 13th. MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                                        • MCC Music Theatre Department Presents A Man of No Importance. An amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader is determined to stage a version of Salome at the church despite the objection of the church.
                                        • Student Tickets $12. Tickets and more information.
                                        • A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to honors students. Watch Honors Canvas course for announcement and sign-up.
                                        • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                          Military Caregiver Journey

                                          • Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                          • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                          • Speaker: Sharon Tope Grassi- Arizona Dole Caregiver Fellow/Alumni
                                          • How a family transitions when a service member is injured. Why is it different from caregiving in the civilian world? The military-caregiver journey. Caregivers’ inclusivity on the medical-care team, and why it's important. Community Actions; such as hiring a caregiver, identifying and supporting caregivers in your community, or supporting caregiver initiatives. Sharon Grassi is the mother of four wonderful children and the grandmother of three adorable grandbabies. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband Pete, her son Derek, and their 5 dogs. She was born and raised in Arizona, where she earned two AAS degrees in manufacturing from Yavapai College and a BS in technical communications from Arizona State University, where she graduated summa cum laude ­at 53 years old. Sharon has held many roles, but the role she holds most dear is the role of Military Caregiver for her son Derek, an Army combat medic and Infantryman. Derek sustained multiple injuries over the course of three combat deployments and is now 100% disabled. In addition to caregiving, Sharon is the CEO of Co-Op Survival – a local non-profit www.co-opsurvival.com. Co-Op brings caregivers together to make dog leashes for Veterans. Our motto: It’s Not About the Leash! Sharon is also an Arizona Elizabeth Dole Fellow. As a Fellow, she advocates for caregivers and works on issues that she is passionate about, like parent caregiving and military to civilian transitions.
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                          Moderator Training

                                          • Friday, November 12, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (2 hours)
                                          • Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Registration
                                          • Event Link: https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Nov12
                                          • Registration Deadline Nov. 10, 2021
                                          • Speaker: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo -Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
                                          • This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set, or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee, or community – join us for this unique, interactive training
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                          Becoming a Servant-Leader

                                          • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                          • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                          • Speaker: Dawn Rhodes, Service-Learning, Program Coordinator, Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                                          • Guest: Megan Gately- Associate Director of Education, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Hilary Allen- program Manager, Net Impact
                                          • Do you want to learn more about how serving others can develop you as a more effective leader? Join us for a Leadership Development workshop on becoming a Servant-Leader. We want YOU to find a passion for service and create a leadership endeavor to make a difference in the world.
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                          Undocumented and in College

                                          • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, 2:00 pm
                                          • Register here to receive the meeting link on the day of the event.
                                          • Imagine growing up in Arizona and graduating from an Arizona high school only to find out that you are required to pay out of state tuition. As every student around you gleams on graduation day and looks forward to attending college, what do you do? Join the Aliento@MCC Club to learn about the history of instate tuition in relation to undocumented students and DACA students. Learn how Aliento can be a resource, and how you can take action to support all students.
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                          Fall Dance Concert: A Journey

                                          • Nov. 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm

                                          • General Public - $15.00, Staff/Alumni/Military - $12.00, Students/Seniors - $10.00, Children 8 and under - $7.00
                                          • Tickets can be purchased here
                                          • Dance is the living, breathing expression of the human experience translated into movement. It is a physical manifestation of the things we know and feel but cannot say. It is a celebration, a community, a connection. Dance, like life, is a journey. Please join us on this journey as we present an exciting evening of Dance with new works by MCC Faculty and Student Choreographers. Produced and Directed by Jennifer Seigle.

                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                          Native American Heritage Celebration

                                          • November 19th, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the Southern/Dobson Campus
                                          • Free Admission and Open to the Public
                                          • Celebrate a night full of Indigenous Arts, Crafts, Performances, and a Free Movie showing of Smoke Signals!
                                          • A food truck will be providing meal tickets to students.
                                          • Please see attached Flyer for more details.
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                          MCC Theatre: Gin Mummy

                                          • Dec 9-11, 2021, at 2 PM or 7:30 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern, Mesa, AZ
                                          • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents Gin Mummy by Melissa Leilani Larson. GIN MUMMY is a drawing room comedy in which a young Victorian aristocrat comes to terms with what she wants and what her family expects on the night of her engagement party. Also, there is a mummy.
                                          • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                                          • A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to honors students. Watch Honors Canvas course for announcement and sign-up.
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                          National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

                                          • Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                                          • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.
                                          • Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®.
                                          • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts